dc97ee6831fb09f5205512f05e54f001 Rita Benavidez is rapidly becoming a part of a new breed of celebrity athlete. The 22-year-old CrossFit San Leandro Personal Trainer never played a sport at all.

ritabIndeed, Rita’ become famous just by working out as a CrossFit trainer to the point where she’s elevated to the point of recognized and decorated CrossFit Athlete, and having her frankly hot body captured on YouTube for all to see. Videos featuring Rita Benavidez have been seen approximately 900,000 times as of this writing, and that’s just on YouTube.com.

As Rita and other female CrossFit athletes like her get noticed and their ranks expand, they’re slowly changing the definition of beauty. Before, as Rita says women were expected to have a large chest, small waist, and have a lot of makeup on. Today, that’s not the case at all.

Rita, who is competing in the 2013 CrossFit Games, participated in the Northern California Regionals, making the cut to advance. Ms. Benavidez’ lift statistics are that of a professional female bodybuilder: Clean & Jerk 178 lb; Snatch 125 lb; Deadlift 245 lb; Back Squat 244 lb; Max Pull-ups 30.

Watch Rita’s to-be-seen deadlift and pullup routine in this video:

Remember the name: Rita Benavidez.

Stay tuned.

By Zennie Abraham

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